On March 13, JYP Entertainment released an official statement saying that TWICE’s Jihyo will be temporarily halting activities due to a knee injury.
The statement said, “After we realized that Jihyo was experiencing pain in her knee area, we went to receive a more precise medical examination, which confirmed that the pain was abnormal. Jihyo is receiving the necessary treatment and is currently in the process of recovering. In order to make a more speedy recovery, Jihyo will inevitably not be able to participate in the group’s activities for a period of time. As this was a decision made with Jihyo’s health as our top priority, we ask for fans to be understanding and, as an agency, we will do our very best to help Jihyo make a full and speed recovery. Thank you.”